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RE: [school-discuss] Help on packaging / configuration guides

Steve Kehoe,
Have you looked into Yum? Yum is an automatic updater and package
installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies
and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it
easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each
one using rpm. It was originally for Yellow Dog Linux but has been modified
and released for Fedora, etc. You can get it at
Hope this helps.

Michael Thompson

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net
[mailto:owner-schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net] On Behalf Of Steve Kehoe
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 5:53 PM
To: schoolforge-discuss@schoolforge.net
Subject: [school-discuss] Help on packaging / configuration guides

Can anyone help me out by pointing me to an
introductary Howto / on-line manual on Linux package
management and configuration. I'm looking for advice
on how to automate or simplify as far as possible
software installation and update procedures for Linux
for both desktops and servers


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